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 Soul of the Earth launch, Waterstones Bath 2011

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Tears in the Fence


 Awen Publications

 Cotswold-based publishers of fiction, poetry, 

and creative non-fiction





Awen (Welsh) 

                                                            1. f. noun. Muse, Inspiration, Spirit.

                                                            2. What a bard seeks to receive and share.

                                                            3. Quality writing for the discerning reader.



"I have found this book inspirational and supportive. Ian has woven together a tapestry of wisdom drawn from many sources, imbued with the thread of his own rich lived experience to produce something which is both heartful and poetic, insightful and accessible. It is a book for our time, mapping a way for us to reconnect to those disowned parts of ourselves by nourishing and respecting our fundamental relationship with the natural environment. It offers us the possibility of healing, not just at a personal level but in the wider context to our fragmented society and suffering world. Our need for wild places and the honouring of that wildness in Nature and in ourselves often entails stepping with courage beyond our comfort zones. In this book Ian both affirms us in that quest and offers a light to help guide the way." Richard Dealler, Chairman, The Michael Mary Pilgrims Way